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Friday, December 2, 2016

Come Fly with Me: NC and Iowa trip

Today it is my honor to host this fine event with  Easy Rider.  This idea was Easy's brain child.
I thank Easy and Staff for asking me to co-host with them.

Ready, set......

Sammy we are gonna start our magical trip at my house.  I heard you like to watch trains...
well you are gonna love riding on one twice as much.
I'll be over here I think I smell some N I P or perhaps a Chrissymas Mouse!!

Sammy my dear friend.  I read all about your love of Christmas.  
So today I would like to take you on a magical trip to one of my peeps favorite places to 
visit at Christmas, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

We are going to have breakfast in the lovely Blue Ridge Room overlooking the
mountains.  I called ahead to tell them you are King of Baconia...they promised to have
lots of crispy bacon waiting for you.  This delightful group
insisted on a photo shoot and a Ginger ManCat polydactyl autograph.

There are tons of  beautiful Christmas trees
This is the Dr. Seuss theme Tree it is a favorite of Blogville.

Lucky us to stumble upon the Ginger Bread House judging and you were given a seat of honor my Santa Paws..

After a busy day of fun, food and frolicking, we are relaxing by the fire to enjoy very lovely
Christmas memories and magic

Sammy thank you for taking this magical trip with me. It was
lovely to share the time with you.   
PS not matter what you mom says you DO NOT
Love and hugs and tons of kitty kisses Madi your bfff here, now and ever after!!!!

WAIT SAMMY THERE IS MORE now you are off
to I O W A

 MOM HAS to work until very late
on Thursday and Early on Friday. She could not get her post up until after 6PM today so we suggested she post it with ours... here is what she wrote to you Sammy!!


  1. Hari om
    Two great places to visit, what a wonderfurs time Sammy must be having!!! Hugs and whiskeries and honorary wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Those are lovely places for Sammy to visit. I am sure he is having a wonderful time.

  3. A Christmas destination? Purrfect! And a real life cannon??? That's one I think I will give a miss...

    Miss Oswin from Norway

  4. Madi you probably will get the golden air ballon badge today. That was such a wonderful idea to offer Sammy a ride in your train around the christmas tree...and you celebrated an early but so special christmas with him... BRAVO! and THANKS!!!
    I would love the idea to have a cannon near my house... and I bet the pugs now how to maneuvre such a big gun :o)

  5. Madi you are the most wonderful and thoughtful hostess. Sammy will be purring with delight after his splendid day.
    Toodle pip!

  6. That was a great stop for everyone. <3

  7. How thoughtful of you to arrange for Sammy to ride in the train.

  8. Oh Madi, this is such a fun trip for Sammy!! The train ride is the best!!! xxxx

  9. What a fun time Sammy is having - both is NC and in Southeast Iowa!

  10. Oh we know Sammy had a great time with you Madi and with the Pugs in Iowa.

  11. Two great posts for Sammy. Sammy, you getting to go so many places and they all look like such fun. Madi, great, great pictures. It is fun seeing Sammy ride around in the train. Super post.

  12. WOW! Madi - an under the tree train ride -YAY! Thanks for that AND the wonderful trip to the Grove Park Inn - my Mom will be SO JEALOUS! Making Christmas memories with my BFFF -what could be better than that? My thanks also to Three Little Pugs! I've never been to Iowa so this is a BIG treat. Thanks for showing me the Civil War Dad will enjoy that photo as he's a big Civil War fan. THANK YOU ALL for a wonderful trip - I will always remember it - AND you!

    Love, Sammy

  13. Madi and Mom you have given Sammy the royal Christmas and train visit! I know Sammy is loving this! I know the train is just a wonderful experience for him! Great job!

  14. two trips in one, that is purrfect for Sammy. I just came from his post and Sammy has followed Easy over the rainbow bridge. I do hope they enjoy each others company. these trips are his final trip

  15. Madi I just LOVE your profile in the header, makes me smile each time I see it

  16. Miss Madi, That's really fun trip for Sammy !
    I hope your mom feels better


  17. Madi Sammy will love this..he is all about the Christmas season :) and he got two trips in one!! fantastic tour to you all...loves Fozziemum xx

  18. This was awesome. Thank you for hosting this event for Sammy. Hugs.

  19. What great fun for Sammy and you!!! Did you two get to nibble on that beautiful gingerbread house?

    And our friends, the pugs in Idaho - great post, just watch out that no one lights that cannon:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  20. Sammy is going to have a great time visiting all these places.

  21. Madi, you SURELY do know how to show a guy a GRAND time...

  22. Look at the size of the rocks in that fireplace! WOW! So sad that Angel Sammy has left us; he's flying now to heaven.

  23. Oooh, that inn is so pretty! What a wonderful place to take a visitor!

  24. What fun places to visit, bet Sammy had a great time!
    Elliot and Cricket x

  25. What fun for Sammy! We know he loves trains. We're sure going to miss him.

    Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  26. Your landmark is so much more elegant for Sammy's visit than ours, but since cats enjoy a good clubhouse inhabited by spiders and bugs, we're glad Rusty thought of it. We're sure your tour was fun.

  27. Thank you for taking us on the little journey. All your Christmas stuff is so cool
    Lily & Edward

  28. I am sure Sammy loved all these places. This was such a perfect idea for Sammy, I like to think of him as visiting each of our places on his way to Heaven in the balloon. XO

  29. That was a fantastically planned visit! We know Sammy loved it all!

  30. This was so wonderful! we wish we had gotten to know Sammy
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  31. What a beautiful place to take Sammy to visit! We're sure he loved every bit of it, especially the train and all the Christmas things.

  32. What a great place to show Sammy. That was nice of you to post the Three Little Pugs visit with Sammy too. We hope they don't find any cannon ball or gun powder and bomb their house. BOL!

  33. madi...we send 984 paws up two ewe N easy for thiz total lee awesum eye dea....we noe sammy & hiz mom troo lee troo lee appreciated thiz ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

  34. What totally pawsome places!! We are sure Sammy just loved them!!!

  35. Great tour! We sure will miss sweet Sammy :( Thank you for planning this day.

  36. What a special trip for Sammy! We know he loved it. We're sure gonna miss him.

  37. Hmmm ... you should book tours, Madi ... because yours was incredible!

  38. OMD/OMC!!! I didn't knows Sammy, butts I thinks he liked my tour! NOT as much as yours I'm sure! BOL!!!! You are the bestest gurl, and I just knows your pal is smilin' down and lovin' this!
    Ruby ♥

  39. This was an awesome tribute! We're close to both Easy and Sammy and blogged about both of them today.

  40. What a great tribute Madi! Yous guys rocks! Mes is going to miss my furrends furry much. Mes also so furry happy that Sammy will continues to post. Sending yous loads of kisses
    Your Nellie Bellie

  41. Wow Made what a venue, and what celebrations! This is SO amazing!!

  42. Your event was very successful.


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